Do you smell that? The bonfires, the pumpkin spice lattes, the dry leaves? Mmm…fall is coming. Time to get ready! Have you received your game tickets to your favorite team? Have you put away your shorts and sandals and pulled out your cardigans and boots? Have you replaced your cotton sheets with flannel sheets to help you stay comfy when the temperatures drop?
Have you tested your home’s carbon monoxide detector?
Carbon monoxide, as published by the CDC, is given off by gas ranges, stoves, furnaces, and fireplaces. The odorless and colorless gas is known as the silent killer because it’s practically undetectable unless you have a carbon monoxide detector.
Carbon monoxide poisoning can be deadly to children, adults, and pets. Upwards of 20,000 people visit the emergency room every year as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning. Usual CO poisoning symptoms consist of dizziness and/or weakness, headache, and upset stomach. Because the symptoms seem like the flu, many people do not realize they could be gravely ill.
With the decrease in temperatures causing homeowners to turn on their furnaces, carbon monoxide poisoning spikes during the cold months while people are doing whatever they can to stay warm. When correctly installed by certified technicians, devices such as furnaces will safety vent carbon monoxide out of the home, but your furnace should be checked annually to make sure there are no issues that could produce poisoning from carbon monoxide.
Peachtree Service Experts suggests replacing your home’s carbon monoxide detectors every five years, and testing your carbon monoxide and fire detectors every month to verify the batteries and alarm are operating properly. Fall is an excellent time to test your home’s CO and smoke detectors, and install or replace them if needed.
Included in a Precision tune-up from Peachtree Service Experts, our team will check your furnace to make sure it is operating properly and check for carbon monoxide leaks. Through November 25th, Peachtree Service Experts will be giving discounts on our heating and cooling Precision tune-ups to help people make sure their furnace will function safety and efficiently all through the cooler months. Homeowners can also look into U.S. governmental tax credits of up to $500 for qualifying HVAC equipment that can be earned throughout the rest of 2016.
To keep your family safe and warm all winter, call Peachtree Service Experts today at 678-235-9699to schedule your Fall Precision tune-up, or set up a no-charge in-home estimate for a new, energy-efficient heating and cooling system.